has announced that starting tomorrow, December 10, 2019, the Bedrock version of the popular crafting RPG will be coming the PlayStation 4. And along with it comes cross-platform play between the PS4 and the other Bedrock editions of Minecraft on other consoles.That means that starting on December 10, Minecraft players on PlayStation 4 can cross-platform play with other players on the Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android versions.
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This also means that PlayStation 4 players will have their Minecraft purchases and progress carry over across different platforms, and gain access to the Minecraft Marketplace. This is a digital store where players can purchase worlds, skins, mini-games, and mash-up packs.
The Bedrock update will be a free update for PlayStation 4 versions of Minecraft, and will automatically be downloaded when it goes live. It will finally deliver console parity to the PS4 version of the popular builder.The Xbox One, PC, and mobile versions of Minecraft featured cross-platform play since 2017. The Nintendo Switch version followed a year later. The PlayStation 4 version was a lone holdout, but Sony has been criticized in the past for blocking cross-platform options. On the time, Sony stated the explanation behind the dearth of cross-play was as a result of “PlayStation is the best place to play.”
Sony has since eased up on cross-platform restrictions, and the feature left beta earlier this year. Quite a few video games on the PlayStation four characteristic cross-platform play, together with Name of Obligation: Trendy Warfare and now Minecraft.
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